Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-04-27 12:24:00 –
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on Tuesday regarding the use of outdoor masks for fully vaccinated Americans.
If fully vaccinated, the CDC says the mask can be removed at small outdoor gatherings or when dining outside with friends from multiple households. The CDC is telling unvaccinated people that they still need to wear masks at such meetings.
However, the lives of fully vaccinated people have not returned to normal.
Federal health agencies say that even if vaccinated, medium to large rallies should be avoided. The CDC did not define the number of people attending medium or large rallies.
Masks are recommended for fully vaccinated individuals who choose to attend crowded outdoor events such as live performances, parades and sporting events.
The CDC advises vaccinated people to wear masks in indoor public spaces such as malls, cinemas and museums. The CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced new outdoor mask recommendations on Tuesday.
People are considered Completely vaccinated Two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna vaccine by the CDC, or two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
President Joe Biden is expected to refer to the latest guidance on wearing masks outdoors while speaking about the pandemic situation on Tuesday prior to his first speech in Congress on Wednesday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of Biden’s top coronavirus advisors, strongly suggested to CNN that the guidance will be updated this week. Fauci told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday that he didn’t want to be ahead of the CDC, but authorities updated the guidelines for what vaccinated people can do and even for unvaccinated people. I plan to do it. “
Before the updated mask guidance was released Tuesday morning, U.S. Secretary of Health and Welfare Xavier Becerra said at CBS This Morning that Covid-19 vaccinated people could return to a more normal lifestyle. I said I could.
“The message is clear. You’re vaccinated, so what you can guess is that you can return to a more normal lifestyle. Even if you’re not vaccinated, it’s dangerous. You’re at risk as well. “We do,” said Besera. .. “So get vaccinated.”
Kaitlan Collins and Naomi Thomas of CNN contributed to this report.